Having a Crappy Day Made Me Happy

7/14/11

My morning didn’t start out the best. I went to sleep feeling sick. I woke up feeling sick. I slept in until around noon. Then I sluggishly went about my day, then I slept some more.

My day changed when I decided I didn’t want to feel tired anymore. So I exercised to get my energy going, then I biked to my sister’s house for a visit (today is her 4 year wedding anniversary.) I helped her look through outfits to wear for tonight.

When I biked back, I came home to loud music, my brother was showing my cousin how to DJ in the family room. I cleaned up my room, and straightened up the living room, danced a little to the music, ate some dinner, then my parents got home.

My brother and cousin wanted to submit an audition tape for a reality show based in SF. It’s like Amazing Race, but based in the Bay Area, and only Bay Area residents can apply. So I filmed them. 🙂

Afterwards, I showered, got dressed up for the Harry Potter midnight premier tonight. I’m going with my brother and we’re dressing as wizards. I have a robe and a hat, and will find a wand. After I got dressed, I sat with my parents to finish watching some of the 1st Harry Potter movie that we started a couple nights before. And we had Ninel, my niece, with us, while Matt and Renee were out for their anniversary dinner.

Now sitting here, reflecting on my day and self-love, will take a much needed nap, then head off to my 8th and last midnight premier of Harry Potter, this time in 3D!

My day started out horrible, not really, but it was a horrible energy day, and I wasn’t in the best mood. And although I’m incredibly tired, the rest of my day has been great and will continue to be great.

Everything changed when I realized I didn’t want to feel horrible or live any part of my life in that state of mind. It changed when I decided to get up and exercise, to visit my sister, to enjoy everything that’s good around me.

It changed when I was biking to my sister’s house and realized how the mind set I was in up until then was so negative, and how I didn’t like it at all, and I didn’t like how it made me feel. Everything changed when I became grateful for feeling in a bad low energy mood that morning. I was grateful because I became aware of much I didn’t like it, and I knew that I could change it, and I knew that I could hold that feeling of how much I disliked living in that state of mind, and use that as fuel and motivation to not repeat habits or thought patterns thought would bring me back to that negative mind frame.

I suddenly became grateful for having a crappy morning, and the rest of my day was great from there. I became more appreciative of everything and everybody around me, and I became excited about the rest of my day. 🙂

Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.

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I'm passionate about people, community, self-love and the diversity in the human experience.
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